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>> bill: hey, hey, hello everybody. it is tuesday. tuesday, june 12. >> good morning. welcome to the bill press show with bill press. who am i andy am i here? i'm jamal simmons sitting in. we've got a big show coming up for you. first we'll have the current news update with lisa ferguson. >> hey jamal welcome. good morning everyone.
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president obama heads into the debates with a three-point lead over mitt romney according to the wall street journal poll showing voters prefer the president 46% to 49%. the poll shows many americans are feeling better about the economy, which, of course, is very good news for the president. 57% say it's in recovery, although 39% still say it is not. the president is also ahead in the latest swing state polls up eight points in virginia, 11 points in nevada and just three points in nevada where the debates are taking place tonight. with both romney and the president wrapping up final debate practice yesterday, joe biden was in north carolina and
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paul ryan in iowa. they traded jabs over the middle class. >> vice president biden just today said that the middle class over the last four years has been buried. we agree. >> mitt romney is under pressure to give more details into both his tax reform proposal and plans for the middle class. yesterday, he finally offered up an idea saying in order to pay for his reform each taxpayer would have a limit on how much they could deduct. the number he threw out was $17,000 and compared that to a bucket saying you can take whatever deductions you want but once you hit $17,000 that's it. we heard his plan for undocumented immigrants. he would not revoke the
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temporary limitations adopted by the president but if elected there would be no more protections. we're coming back after the break. >> i wouldn't be where i am today if it wasn't for capella university. i go to work every day and know that i make a difference. when patients leave this office they have hope in their eyes. it make me feel like i'm really doing what i was meant to do. they have given me the tools that i need to be the best "me" that i can be.
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[ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> announcer: broadcasting across the nation on your radio and on current tv, this is the "bill press show." >> bill: karl rove accuses >> good morning. i'm jamal simmons in for bill press here on "the bill press show." it's a good morning to be here in washington, d.c. and i'm with the wonderful crew that got me out here. i'm on training wheels, they're holding the back of the bike keeping me steady. thank you all for bearing with me this morning. eliot spitzer's going to join us in a minute. we've got he had mcmorris from
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talking points memo. we're going to talk about the debate. there's news with the president of the united states, paul ryan. we've got a big show for you. we're going to be talking about do debates matter. >> good morning jamal. this is exciting. >> i'm excited for jamal. >> excitement's one word for it. >> you've been one of our longest friends of the show. you've been with us for a long time and never sat in the big chair. >> i never sat in the big chair. i got to say it feels a little awkward but we're going to keep it on the bill press setting. >> don't change the setting. >> headlines country singer jason albine let his lips do some wandering but was caught. he was caught kissing former american idol contestant britney
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kerr. he immediately said he simply drank too much, screwed up and let things get out of hand. while he has been getting support on his facebook page with most saying people make mistakes britney kerr was getting threats for what she did and had to deact invite her account. they were saying it was her fault. >> it's horrible. she's a home wrecker. >> you know what this sounds like? a really good country song. >> just two days left in the regular baseball season, one day left in the regular baseball season. the playoffs not set yet in the a.l. east. the yankees won last night and orioles won their game. they remain one became back for the division lead. it's a tie in the a.l. west between the rangers and athletics. they have one day. ten teams make the playoffs, the
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wildcard matchups are on friday. the division series starts saturday. >> i thought i heard you say something about nothing to see the nationals. >> they've already clinch said but have one more regular season game this afternoon. >> my hometown team, the detroit tigers also made it. >> they did. we've got some good baseball coming up. that's right good baseball in the city in the town. >> it's an ok town. >> do you go to the baseball games? >> from time to time. >> only when the tigers are in town? >> and celebrity chef guy guy guy firer. >> did you say guy fee-ed-de? >> his real name is guy fairy.
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>> he opened a restaurant in new york city. >> the vomitorium. >> guys american kitchen and bar. not everyone is looking forward to eating there. anthony bourdaine called the restaurant a terror dome saying it's ridiculous that he charges $18 for a burger. he also said the guy sets back spelling two decades. >> if i had to take a last meal, french fries would be not be my last meal, but $12 for french fries. are they laced with gold? >> bourdai made a point fieri
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made a living going to diners and dives and started with $18 for a hamburger. >> i think it's great. it features great restaurants. one right down from our studio. >> that's not a fine restaurant. >> i know nothing about chef shows. absolutely nothing about chef shows. >> this show is not so much a chef show. it's more of a travel show. he goes and highlights. the premise of the show is great. i find him to be an intolerable human being wears his sunglasses backwards with spikey hair, but he goes to honest working places and says you can
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take your family there and eat for 20 bucks but don't think about doing it in his own restaurant. >> there you go. >> got it. >> that was our good friend, peter ogburn definitely keeping me on track this morning. dan, thank you for the news. so, is anything happening tonight? peter? >> a baseball game this afternoon? i don't know, i think that's about it. [ laughter ] >> according to the news, you're all paying attention to this, peter and all of us paying attention all morning to the big debates happening tonight in america, as they say debate night in america! we are going to be -- we are going to be talking about the debates for the rest of the show. barack obama and mitt romney, the rumble in the rookies. >> did you just make that up? because i love it. the rumble in the rockies.
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>> somebody will be talking about the meltdown in the mile high city tomorrow. we'll just keep the i il lit reaction going. i've been on the show before, seen a bunch of these debates. there's a debate about the debates going on about whether or not debates matter. do you think debates matter? call here at 866-55-press. give us a call, let us know, do you think that debates matter? >> this morning as we talk about debates, i can't help thinking about what's going on with mitt romney right now, mitt romney running for president and for most of his campaign been talking about one single issue the economy the economy, the economy. >> i think president obama is talking about something else that's bigger, leadership. mitt romney hasn't been talking about leadership.
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the thing that happens in these debates is do they give us a moment, do they give us one particular moment where we know that the argument for this candidate is working or the argument against this candidate is working. there were big moments over the last 40-50 years of televised debates. john kennedy and richard nixon how nixon loft because he didn't wear make up and looked like he didn't shave. they thought he was dark and smarmy. turns out they were right, he was. >> whether was the al gore sigh, over and over again. [ sighs ] >> exactly. before that debate, al gore was five points ahead of george burke, after the sigh, he stalled out and george bush
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still lost that election, but he closed in close enough for the supreme court to make the call at home plate. but, my favorite, the absolute best debate moment of all lloyd benson, 1988 versus dan quayle. >> i have as much experience in the congress as jack kennedy did when he got the presidency. >> senator i served with jack kennedy. i knew jack kennedy. jack kennedy was a friend of mine. senator, you're no jack kennedy. [ cheers and applause ] >> that was really uncalled for senator. >> you're the one that was making the comparison, senator. >> oh, smack! >> i love that! >> and there's one more. let's keep them on a high note. there's one more not from a general election debate but from
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a primary just last year with one of our favorite candidates in the republican primary mr. governor rick perry. >> it's three agencies of government i when i got there that are gone, commerce, education and the -- what's the third one there? oh,! >> commerce, education and the... >> e.p.a.? >> e.p.a. >> seriously? is e.p.a. what you were talking about? >> nos, nos, we were talking about the e.p.a. needs to be rebuilt. >> can you name the third one? >> the third agency of government i would do away with education, the commerce and let's see... i can't the third one i can't sorry. >> i can't. oops. [ laughter ] >> no, i make fun of him.
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i may be sitting here later on this hour talking about the third one. peter, help me. [ laughter ] >> so we're going to hear from your calls about debates do they matter, do they make a difference? we're going to talk about that for the rest of the hour. let's go to a little commercial break. presents coverage of the presidential debate. with commentary. >> you're going to hear that used as a major talking point. (vo) the only network with real-time reaction straight from the campaigns and from viewers like you. >>now that's politically direct.
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>> announcer: heard around the country and seen on current tv this is the "bill press show." >> bill: hey, it is 24 minutes after the hour. >> good morning. i'm jamal simmons in for bill press on current tv's "bill press show." thank you for turning in. you may have noticed i don't exactly look like bill press but i am here for the morning. thank you all for having me. we're going to calls in a second. the telephone number here is 866-55-press. we are talking about debates do debates matter, here on the show. most of the time debates do matter. they can help somebody take off. they can make a point you want to see made, or they can kill somebody like richard nixon back in 1960, although that was far before i was paying attention to politics.
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let's go to one more great debate sound which tells you how to mess things up. >> governor, if kitty dukakis were raped and murdered, would you favor an irrevocable death penalty for the killer. >> no, i don't and i think you know i've opposed the death penalty all of my life. i don't see any evidence it's a deterrent. i think there are better and more effective ways to deal with violent crime. >> yeah, i think i like that pizza with pepperoni and maybe green pepper. i mean, he sounds like he is just ordering a pizza. he i see talking about -- this is a pretty dramatic moment, somebody just asked you about your wife or daughter be maimed. either get mad at the interviewer or the person who hurt your family, but don't just sit there. >> i think i got more angry than michael dukakis appeared to.
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oh wow what a question. >> there's all kind of moments like this. we have some of them are hard to do on radio but we may go to some of them, the nonverbal cues often are what kills people in these debates. we got a call coming in from camille in north carolina. >> good morning, jamal and everyone else. i just want to say debates do matter. people who say oh, debates don't matter, i don't want to say they're unintelligent, but are uninformed. debates matter to me, because it's my mind and i know what i collect all year long and then when i hear you speak on point or off point that's when i think. people who say debates don't matter, i don't think they have a mind. >> camille, do you like it when you see the two candidates standing up there together, does that matter to you to see them side by side? >> yes! everything, it's a communication
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and we collect information evidence and put it in -- it's in our head. everything matters. >> very good, thank you camille. next, shirley from pennsylvania. >> hi, thanks for having me on your show. >> thanks for calling in. >>ive intelligence and i have a mind. i don't believe that one comment or one sound byte is going to make me determine who is the better person or make a difference. at this point in time, you know who you're voting for. no, i don't think the debates really matter. >> you don't think they're matter. >> i think they're great for entertainment, but at this point in time, you know who you're voting for. >> have you ever paid attention to a local debate for mayor or county executive and didn't quite know. >> oh, yeah! i watch everything. i love politics.
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i'm happy i found your show, one day, because i get up in 4:00 in the morning all the time. i love your show. >> well, it's the bill press show i just went private radio for the day. next we've got michael from portland oregon. >> high, jamal. i want to know i think the debates very much matter. the thing that i'm a little concerned about is that people are talking so much about the personality aspect, you know, who's going to get the jab who's going to look good. i wouldn't want to hear and maybe the american people want to hear what is the policy we're going to be addressing, because there are a lot of details that a debate can bring out that are not going to be addressed. i'm looking for what mitt romney is going to do. >> you're looking for details on his economic plan. >> absolutely. i don't care if the guys look
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good or have good body language. i want to hear what an administrator who is going to take over the administration of this nation is actually going to do and propose. >> all right, thank you for calling in. >> actually it just gave me a good idea, an all body language debate. they don't say a word. >> just turn the sound down and watch what they do for an hour and see if we like them. >> pretty good idea. >> mitt romney can walk around and barack obama can swagger around the stage as they say. how is that? thank you all for having me. we're going to take a quick break here. we are coming back to 866-55-press. carrol in atlanta let's do that before we go to break. carole, are you there? >> yes, thanks for taking my call. i think debates do matter when you don't know what the people stand for. to me, mitt romney has already given his platform.
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he's a dummy. he's robotic. he doesn't want to give you any plan he's going to try to make up something about all the taxes, but you already know who you're going to vote for and not to sound petty but if you notice on his cars, he has romney in great big letters and look at barack obama and biden. they are all the same size. what an ego. he has flip-flopped. although i'm going to listen to the debates but my mind is made up already. >> call us at 866-55-press. we are going to break and we will see you on the other side. ♪
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[ ♪ theme music ♪ ] on your radio and on current tv, this is the bill press >> welcome back to the bill press show with bill press. i am obviously not bill press, i am jamal simmons. first we're going to have joining us the former governor of new york, the current host of current tv's viewpoint which comes on every week night at 8:00 p.m. eastern, eliot spitzer. governor spitzer, are you there? >> i am. thanks for sit i sitting in and for
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having me on. >> you are in denver, colorado the scene of the rumble in the rockies. >> i am here, but getting on a plane to come back east to watch from our new york studios tonight. everybody is waiting. it's all people are talking about and for good reason, this is big time stuff. >> tell us what's it feel like there today. >> you know, people are, there's a sense of expectancy and excitement certainly among the political chattering class. like everything in life, there's a world that said oh, yes ignore it, it's just an inconvenience, people with security who are flying around thinking they're important. there is a universe of folks who say get out of our way maybe someday you'll sympathize with them for people who care about the campaign and future, this is mitt romney's last chance, last stand to save a race quickly he
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being away from him. most of us just think he doesn't have it to make a coherent argument. he has created too many problems for himself too incoherent, and barack obama has run a good campaign. >> you're an attorney, you've been a candidate been to a lot of these debates. tell me on the morning of the debate, do you have rituals? what do you think the candidates are doing getting ready? >> as you get closer to that moment when you walk out on the stage, you actually try to step back from all the advice you've been given. i shouldn't generalize. either you know the stuff at this point or you don't. just ignore everything else, walk out with a sense of confidence, be who you are look at the audience, hope you can be persuasive. you have to then internalize it and act not in form, just follow through on what comes
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intrinsically with your skill set. at a certain point you just say ok guys, i'm going for a run i'm going to get ready give me 10 minutes of quiet and solitude. >> if you had one piece of advice for governor romney before he goes out there because i think the weight is on his shoulders to change the direction of the campaign. what would you say to him policy advice, style advice? >> i don't think you can change his style or personality. i think we have all seen it. we sometimes make fun of it, which is maybe edge eye and unfair, because he is who he is. he is awkward doesn't relate to people well. put that aside. that is just him. we are all born the way we are. i would think on a policy level put everything you said behind you and ignore it. look the public in the eye and explain what you think, because
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nobody knows. david brooks had a column yesterday where he said mitt romney should stand up and say look, i have fallen into the trap of doing what candidates do, listen to my cult a.m.s change my views, i'm done with that let me tell you on health care this and that, here's my honest to goodness feeling from the gull of what i'm going to do. >> for the president? >> i think he looks at the public and says here is what we've tried to do and here's what we've succeeded in doing. history will be kind to him in his first term in terms of inheriting what everybody knows andages the worst economy since 1929. he brought us back. he has rationalized our foreign policy gotten us out of iraq and afghanistan. neither is a healthy dynamic. the world doesn't easily solve problems in four year stretches. i think barack obama can proudly say look at what we accomplished these are the
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issues. we are on the cusp of making real progress in the next term. >> you talked about the big problem that we had a few years ago in the banking industry. i want to take you back to your previous life as attorney general of the new york. you know the story with torn general snyderman with j.p. morgan. what do you think about that case? >> eric deserves credit for bringing the case. he made the overarching argument that there was structural fraud going on at bear stearns then acquired we morgan chase. the case is a rehashing of allegations from other cases over time. my food is ok, so be it, but he has pulled it together into a more coherentar particular let format. made the case the federal government should have made many years back, the federal government was queasy, unwilling to do it. eric deserves credit for the fortitude of trying to say to the public we will hold them
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accountable individually and institutionally for the wrong that did enormous harm to our society. >> on another show, the case was made that perhaps it was a little unfair to j.p. morgan because they did not necessarily want to buy bear stearns so now here they are in this position after having done the economy a favor and now are being sued and had the company gone under we wouldn't have even had a company, a bank to go after in this lawsuit. what do you think about that? >> newt frivolous argument. if it were frivolous howard wouldn't have made it. there is logic to it. morgan chase can say come on, we got whip sawed. we did get into this acquisition at the behest of the fed. on the other hand, they were given norm mouse taxpayer support for it and now have to face the issue.
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even though morgan chase was so far the only major entity sued, the others in the process will have to look at all this and say do we need to change our business practices. to a certain extent that has been the problem with the other cases brought and thus primarily not brought. they were so small in particular that they did not seek the structural reform in practice and fiduciary duty that need to be forced upon these institution. eric is now in a position where he can do that. >> one more question. we're going to talk a little bit -- we'll spend the rest of this hour talking about romney and obama but we just cannot leave this topic and we're going to talk about this, too about paul ryan. what do you think about the paul ryan candidacy and he's just been making more and more news over the last week. >> you know, i think initially it helped romney, because it generated excitement and gave him intellectual coherence but%
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then very quickly that became a huge negative because paul ryan world view doesn't withstand scrutiny and so what mitt romney bought with paul ryan in terms of having somebody who spoke to the base of the republican right quickly backfired and i think explains the 10-point spread in the swing states. paul ryan has not helped mitt romney. i also think that paul ryan's inability to answer the hard questions about the budget, that the tax proposals he is making speaks again to the swiss cheese nature of their appeals answers they simply don't work. mitt romney has a problem. he went hard right. he has lost the middle. paul ryan is not a friend of mitt romney long term. paul ryan is for paul ryan. he is thinking about 2016. he has not gotten what he needed. >> before we go, i have one last question.
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>> yes. >> what about, you talked about paul ryan, this medicare argument, you know, do you think that seniors believe that this is only going to affect people under the age of 55 or do they not trust politicians enough to think they can't keep their hands off the medicare. >> i honestly don't know how to get my arms around how the seniors react. they understand that paul ryan is up to no good when it comes to his medicare proposal. they look at him you look at the response at aarp, the way the proposal is at the end of the day has been received negatively by all folks even people who say we need to do something with the medicare, don't think it works. >> thank you, eliot spitzer who you can see on viewpoint at 8:00 p.m. you can watch him tonight covering all the issues for the debate. thank you.
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what you're saying. you would rather deal with ahmadinejad than me. >>absolutely. >> and so would mitt romney. (vo) she's joy behar. >>and the best part is that current will let me say anything. what the hell were >> radio meets television, the bill press show, now on current tv. >> good morning i'm jamal simmons in bore bill press on the bill press show. you can call us at
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1-866-55-press. that's 1-866-55-press. you can also finds us on @the bill press show. >> we're going to calls here, talking about debates. do debates matter. i think the republicans in times of financial stress, everything's going wrong in the country. they picked perhaps one of the worst candidates ever. he is a true one percenter. tonight, he is going to prove that he does care about the 47% or does he not. does he really share the values of the american people or not. we're going to find out that tonight. first, we're going to calls here at the bill press show, 1-866-55-press. please call. first caller we're going to have right now is arnold from
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roxboro, north carolina. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> nice to talk to you. >> thanks for calling. >> i think that the president should go to the debate and mitt romney's going to kill himself but i think if he doesn't do any personal attacks, i think the president will do real good. not that i want to see him do any personal attacks, but just like the lady did up there in massachusetts, what's the lady's name warren, she kind of roped him in there. he was eager to make remarks about her and you could tell his disdain for the woman in his face i'm talking about this guy, brown. i hope the president continues to maintain his kind of perfect calmness about him when he does things like this, you know. i'm here in north carolina, i'm
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home on vacation, because the polls open early in north carolina, and i did that last time he ran for president in 2008. the enthusiasm does not feel like it did then. >> i was in florida, they can do registration until october 9 and after that start on the 10th 10th doing early vote. i hope the campaign's getting ready. i'm sure the romney campaign is trying to do something somewhere, getting ready to turn people out. i think you're going to see hopefully more activity on the ground and activity on the ground. you're saying where you are in north carolina, you didn't see that kind of activity. >> no, i see the people are very enthusiastic about voting for obama this year, voting democratic, than they were in 2010 where the wave of pessimism was overcoming them.
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i see people now pumped up ready to vote democratic. the more mitt romney makes statements about the welfare the just the stream of lies. he feed his party a bunch of red meat, you know. i see black people down here really ready to go to the polls and avenge that. >> aren't you nervous, i don't know how nervous you might be. don't you think because mitt romney has got to fix this, he's going to go out and try to throw big punches sort of like a batter swinging at every pitch that comes and knock himself out with wild swings? >> not really. he is going to do his etch-a-sketch moment and do that big change around to turn toward the center. ever since he's been running especially this year, he has been running for his base and he has yet to turn to give the
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people in the middle even an inkling that he wants to be their president too so just like sarah palin made the mistake of always calling him the -- he's running with terrorists and disrespecting the president, he's going to pay the price for that. >> all right. >> in the election this year. >> we'll see how that goes tonight. keep watching. keep watching bill. i've already heard you are a frequent caller and they love to have you on, so keep calling back. >> next to diane in baltimore maryland. are you there? >> yes, i am. >> great welcome to the bill press show. >> good morning, how are you? >> i'm fine, how are you? >> i'm wonderful. >> we could go on like this all morning. >> i'm good, by the way diane thank you for asking. [ laughter ] >> i watch you on msnbc and i just love when you're on there. i was wondering when you were going to come back, because you
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were gone for a while and you're really good. >> thank you. bill has always been a really good friend to me and he likes having me here and i'm happy to sit in the chair for an hour or two this week. >> i love his show, too. >> what about the debates, you think debates matter? >> yes, i do. i think they matter especially for people who are on the fence. it gives them the opportunity to really see the candidates side by side and to determine, you can you can listen to what they say, but it's not what they say it's what they actually do, because i think that mitt romney, he can get up there do a good job say anything, because he's going to try to appease what he has said that he doesn't care about the poor. he's going to come across i care about the poor now and i care about people, blah blah blah. people are going to look to see to check his record and know that he's not being travel.
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i think this just gives us the opportunity to actually see, you know, just see what he's going to try to pull on us tonight and i think, you know, like i said if you're not sure about who i want to vote for i think that will help you be more, you know, sure. who's telling the truth and who's not. >> let me ask is there anything at all anything at all that mitt romney could do that would make you go wow maybe i was wrong about this guy? >> there is absolutely nothing. [ laughter ] >> nothing he can say that would make me change my mind because he already showed his true self. he already said what he really thinks and what he really feels about people. i don't understand how anybody can listen to him tonight and change their mind, because he already said who he is and what he thinks. >> thank you diane. thanks for calling in. thank you for watching. i'm jamal simmons on the big press show. please call us back,
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show@twitter. >> can mitt romney be likable? can he be specific? on fox news, getting asked a tough question about the math, does the math work? bill clinton told us in charlotte, it's all about math. >> can he be nice, can he be specific, can he bring him down. what this guy needs is a sister soldier moment. he is in dire need of standing up to his base and saying no more tax cuts, we're not going to be going out and demeaning people. we're going to be a good country that bands together. thank you bill pretty show, we'll see you right after this.
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the heart and soul of the republican party, jeb bush telling reporters yesterday in washington that he doesn't recognize or respect today's republican party. they've become so extreme says jeb bush that neither his father nor ronald reagan could get elected today in a republican primary. so let's throw the extremists out and get back to some good, sensible, moderate republicans who want to get things done. we'll talk about that and a whole lot more here on today's "full court press." here we get the latest from jacki schechner out in los angeles where she's got today's current news update. good morning, jacki. >> good morning, bill. good morning, everybody. the department of justice says it plans to sue the state of florida for refusing to stop purging state voter rolls in violation of -- there we go. sorry about that. so the secretary of state >> that does not put the president in the clear.
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we still have two jobs reports left before the election and in the latest cnn poll, likely voters are split on who would do a better job fixes thing. expect the president to say we already tried the bush era economic policies and that is what got us in this mess in the first place. the other half of the debate will focus on health care and the role of government and a new survey may shed some light there. americans are changing their ideas on the size and the role of the federal government. a record low of 40% of people say the government should vote for traditional values, a statistic that would favor the democratics, but we're also seeing historical high levels of people who think the government is doing too much and that of
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>> broadcasting across the nation on your radio and on current tv, this is the bill press show. >> good morning i'm jamal simmons, in for bill press. we're taking calls at 1-866-55-press. we're talking about debates, do debates matter. out in denver, colorado, we've got the rumble in the rockies coming up tonight. we're looking forward to talking about that. we're going to have a report in denver talking to evan mcmorris
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from talking points memo. first. >> this is the full court press. >> good morning on this wednesday. other headlines making news, oprah winfrey is still queen of the money game, forbes magazine putting her at the top of the highest female entertainers list for a year long period ending may. she took in $165 million thanks in part to reruns of her former day time talk show still coming in at that britney spears a distant second earner taking in $58 million. >> wait, really? >> yeah, $58 million. >> what year is this? it's like i'm in a time machine. >> it's thanks to her work on the x factor. >> how much did k. fed get. [ laughter ] >> i don't think they're speaking. >> there must be a settlement, though. >> taylor swift ellen degeneres and rihanna round out the top
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five. >> rihanna by the way. >> we are no closer to the start of a hockey season. no progress was made. >> ooh! were you talking about hockey? >> no progress in a meeting between the league and players association yesterday. there is an issue over how much the players should be getting over the owners should be getting. the february was set to start this week. games will likely be canceled as a three week lockout continues. a federal negotiator may help with the negotiations. >> all right there's hockey, so we can keep moving. [ laughter ] >> and jimmy hoffa has not been found. cbs news reports the police found no traces of human decomposition after digging in a back yard after a tip he may have been buried there. he was last seen october 30,
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1975. his disappearance remains a mystery today. >> it does remain a mystery. there's a restaurant in detroit called match's red fox where he was last seen before he disappeared. >> you're from detroit. >> known for being the last seen of jimmy hoffa. they've got the giant stadium. >> that's the big rumor that he's in the end zone of giants stadium. >> hold on before you go, there's one story we haven't talked about today which is the american airlines seats being loose. >> yes the not-bolted-down seats. that's a huge mess. >> for anybody out there who ever gets on an airplane, the one thing you want to do when you buckle in seatbelt is not going flying around. >> now american airlines wants to charge you an extra fee for buckled down seats.
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the baggage fee and now the buckled down seat fee. >> someone said it was sabotage by maybe some of the pilots. american airlines is suspicious. if you want to go after american airlines, don't come after us sitting in the seats. thank you. >> you got it. >> just beyond your camera view is my good friend. >> hi, jamal. >> we've got cyprian keeping everything going. don't forget to call us at 1-866-55-press. we've got evan from talking points memo out in denver. are you with me, evan? >> i am, good morning. >> good morning. it's a little earlier for you than me. >> just a little bit yeah. >> i scared them owl. i came sliding into home plate just before the buzzer, just
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before we got started. you know when that alarm clock goes off at 4:00 a.m. >> oh, stop whining! >> you called me, so you don't know what i'm wearing you don't know what it's like here. >> that is the beauty of doing the phone call. tell us what's going on in denver. >> i got in yesterday and i've been on the trail a lot over the course of the year. at g.p.m., we work differently we get to go around to the states and drive around and see what's going on and talk to people. yesterday, it was interesting. when i first got here at the airport, the p.a. was supporting this debate was happening. no one seemed to know what was going on. once you get to denver itself, it's like debate fever here. >> is there signs and bunting? >> yeah, people were asking, do you have tickets, can you get me in. people really want to go, which is funny because if you go you can't say anything, you have to
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sit on your hands and make no noise, but people are interested in the debates here. we saw some of that in the polling that came out this morning. looks like the poll just came out with 82% of likely voters are planning to watch some of the debate, 25% say it's going to change or could change their opinion of the vote. people are pretty excited about it. i think there's something about cutting through the ads you've been seeing in all the campaigning back and forth and seeing these two guys on stage really just talking to each other that is really firing people up. >> well, that's good. you know, i've got an aunt out there in aurora and she called and wanted to get tickets, you know, like people want tickets to go to the debate. i guess that's happening all over the place. we've been talking about this morning about whether or not debates matter and we've played big debate moments that have come up. you remember big moments that have occurred. do you have a favorite debate moment from any old debates? >> we were looking at some old
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debate clips the other day. you know, i'm personally a fan of the al gore sighing in 2000, just because i felt that was just such a -- you know, it felt like a human moment, which you don't see a lot. i like to see i thought it was cool to see sort of these candidates, i don't know, maybe how they actually feel about each other because there's also that sort of view that they don't like each other that much even though they shake hands and try to befriend each other. out here, i was talking to a bunch of republicans last night and during the day. i heard you talking about what romney can do and how -- and the bar and where it is. and, you know, i think that there's agreement around republicans out here in colorado that the bar is much higher for romney, that we have to have one of those moments that we're going to be talking about, you know in four years the next time i come on the show, talking about the debate moments from
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that time. i don't know that's a really high bar to set. it's a really high expectation to say you need to go into the debate and come out with one of those moments that we remember for decades or years. that's where romney has to be, because i think his campaign has not done the job so far. >> you know, evan in the back of my mind i've got this conspiracy theory going on, that the republicans are setting this debate up as such a big moment for mitt romney to perform that when he doesn't perform up to par, because let's just face it, he hasn't performed very well for the last year and a half or last five years or seven years this guy's been running for president for a long time, but he hasn't performed very well, but the republicans basically waiting for him to screw up so then they can take all their money out of the presidential race and focus on house and senate races to try to safe the congress and go ahead and write off the mitt romney campaign. >> huh. well, you know, i'm not sure
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they're up to that point yet. the motivating factor of defeating obama is something that does unify their party which is a party they need reunification. you have all these distant wings fighting each other and battling back and forth. they all agree beating obama is a good idea. they don't know mitt romney is the best person to do it. it's interesting in that it would be kind of the acknowledgment, i think that people didn't really like mitt romney that much, going into the general election and they don't seem that thrilled with him now that they have him and that's republicans. he hasn't made the case to his own party so much, which makes it harder, i think for him to make it to everybody else. >> we're going to have to watch karl rove on that one. if we ever see the big death star of karl rove, super pac start to go shift some of that money into these center races then we know that mitt romney is
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boston cast out to sea and people have forgotten about him. >> what do you expect to see tonight? what do you think's going to be, if you could predict a big moment or any moment. >> i don't think that you can predict directly. the most interesting thing about this election that been for all the amount of money that's been spent, for all the consultants that have been hired for all the work these candidates have done in putting together very strongly scripted, you know, on-message events answered speeches and rallies the unscripted stuff always gets through and that's the stuff that has had the biggest impact. you look at the 47% video that romney got hit with, but beyond that, just the clint eastwood moment which people are talking about here in colorado still that when it comes to these events, the big thing and one of the reasons why it's so interesting to come out and be at them. people ask me why are you going to the debate os opposed to
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watching it on t.v. one of the reasons is i got lucky enough to be in the room when unscripted moments happen and you can sort of feel the changeover and things getting away from where people wanted them to go. that's sort of what -- you know, you've got to expect the unexpected. when all these high-pressure events in the election, sometimes they have to go perfectly, specifically for romney oftentimes end in some kind of, you know, rhetorical face plant. that's what to look for some unscripted moment which is extremely possible. you could have the, you know, whatever the al gore sigh is of 2012 or something like that, the watch check or something like that. >> you bring up a good point because i've been at these debates before. sometimes i struggle, which one do i want to be in, do i want to be in the room and kind of feel the crowd and see what's happening or sit somewhere on
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television and see what the american people are seeing, because sometimes when you're watching it on television, there are facial ticks you see and things going on that you may not notice when you're in the room, but sometimes when you're in the room, you can see how annoyed the other guy or woman is at what's happening and you can tell just how much body language is really communicating the feel between these two candidates in a way you just can't get on television. >> that's true. you know, one thing we won't have tonight though, that we had during the primary debates the republican primary debates is that crowd can't engage here. they've been told not to make noise. during the time, that was one of the most amazing things. half the time, you went just to watch the crowd because how they reacted to stuff. that was back. >> yeah, it was like watching spartacus. they were booing and cheering and all sorts of things. >> exactly. but the things they were booing and cheering became part of the
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campaign. all of a sudden, these candidates have to respond to why they were cheering for the death penalty or the number of death penalty number of excuses in texas or telling people they should have health care. >> we so you brown names justice in my the crowd started responding better. it was pretty funny. thank you for being with us this morning. this is great to talk to you and this is my virgin appearance here on the big press show in the big chair so thank you for being here. appreciate it. >> sure. thanks for having me. >> all right, thank you. we are back here at the bill press show, 1-866-55-press. @bpshow on twitter. we look forward to hearing from you after this. >> this is the bill press show.
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[ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> announcer: this is the "bill press show." live on your radio and current tv. >> this is the bill press show live on your radio and current tv. >> good morning everybody. i am jamal simmons in for bill press here on current tv's the bill press show. we're talking about it is debates. do the debates matter. i want to hear a favorite moment you might have and i want to know whether or not you think debates matter. you can call us at 1-866-55-press. that's 1-866-55-press here on the bill press show.
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we're going to take our first call, which is laura in seabring florida. good morning. >> good morning. thank you for being with me this morning. >> thank you. i think they matter. i can't wait until tonight. i'm looking forward to it. i want to see president obama look him in his beady eyes and ask him questions he's going to be squirming all over the stage on. it's going to be great. you couldn't buy better tickets to anything. >> that's good. laura, have you been paying attention to these debates over the last eelections? >> yeah. i'll tell you not, i wasn't as on-fire than this election year. i've been voting since president carter with, but this year, one side of my street says obama the other side says romney. i mean, we are so divided on this. >> yeah.
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>> just so, i am just so into this election, because i don't want the bush years to come back. >> let me ask one what's the most important issue for you in this election right now? >> for me? >> yes. >> is the point that i feel that the middle class is being treated so badly. >> yeah. >> so badly. the taxes for the rich, i mean, come on. they don't need all those tax breaks. we need the tax breaks. we're the ones that have kids and, you know, we're not making the bucks they're making. we deserve these tax breaks. >> all right. laura, thank you for calling in. our next call is coming from cindy in allentown pennsylvania. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> nice to talk to you this morning. >> nice to talk to you. >> talking about the debates and whether they matter. they do matter. i'm excited to see the debates and anxious to see them. i don't know how much they
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pertain and who's been following what's going on. you know, they -- well, romney's already telegraphed that any sense of politics, unless he does something really stupid. >> he can offer a $10,000 bet or something with the president. >> yeah, yeah, or you know, go back into his 47% thing but he knows he's being watched tonight. this is my big concern he's going to be trying to get everybody, you know, calmed down no, i didn't mean to offend anybody. he's going to try to unoffend people which means he's going to
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say basically nothing. when you've got a debate, you have all the rules. >> so let me ask you one quick question before we get out. are you happy with the debate mad raters? do you think they have a good crew? >> yeah, i think the moderators are good. it's just the time limits and all of that, i think it's romney going on and on and giving a non-speech and saying absolutely nothing and we will learn nothing from him. >> great, thank you for calling. we will be right back here at the bill press show. call us 1-866-55-press. i'm jamal simmons sitting in for bill press who is taking a much-needed day off. we will see you in just a couple minutes. >> this is the bill press show.
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>> this is the bill press show, live on your radio and current tv. >> good morning everybody. it is 7:33 here in washington d.c. i am jamal simmons sitting in for bill press on the bill press show. call in at 1-866-55-press, that's 1-866-55-press. we are talking about debates and big debate moments. we're going to switch gears a little bit right now. i want to talk about something else that's been in the news. i'm sure there are not many people watching the bill press show who actually watch fox
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news sean hannity and tucker carlson and that gang. some of the people here get paid extra so that they watch fox news and they can tell you about it. peter, you know something about it. >> oh, man yeah, yeah, god! >> and, you know, there's this video, any of you listening or watching the drudge report, they were hyping up this video. it was going to be inflammatory. >> they said it was going to be a bombshell inflammatory. they had -- he had the siren he had the big picture he had the top of the page, he had the top of the three columns with snippets. it was a blowout on drudge. >> that's what they were saying. i know you guys were watching eliot spitzer and jennifer granholm and those great shows here on current tv. some of us were being paid to watch this ridiculous conversation on fox talking about the president giving a speech at mom to know university an all black
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college. my brother went to hampton university, it's a wonderful school but the penalty there was talking to this audience of students. let's hear a little bit of what the president was saying. >> i've got to give a special shout out to my pastor, the guy who puts up with me, counsels me listens to my wife complain about me. >> so, here are the republicans here they are trying to wrap us back around to this issue that we went through four years ago in the 2008 campaign about reverend jeremiah wright from trinity church in chicago, and here's the penalty now this is before the videos came out this is before the videos came out. the president hadn't seen the videos. how would you talk about your pastor? he was being very complimentary. the republicans are trying to take us back to where we were in
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2008, which is just ridiculous. we hashed this out. the guy's been president for four years he has a record to run on. you want to criticize the record, go ahead. but to take us back to this controversy, peter this is just ridiculous. >> i was tuning in and i had a thought, back in the last election we heard rumors that there was the infamous whitey tape that either barack obama or michelle obama was on tape for saying whitey. for half a second i go oh, my gosh, this is the whitey tape and i started watching it and i thought this is it, this is what they've got? we fought this before. >> i don't think anybody's used that word since george jefferson in the early 1980's. [ laughter ] >> welcome back kotter. >> this was the tape and they were going back and forth about this on fox. let's hear some of the conversation that was taking place on fox last night.
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>> people say this has already been reported, well actually it hasn't been, and i know, because i reported on it the first time. >> wait, wait, that's tucker carlson, who was making the argument that this story has already -- has not been reported and how does he know it hasn't been reported, peter? because he reported on it. >> it's fuzzy math. >> right. [ laughter ] >> exactly right. so this is the kind of logic that's going on over on the tucker carlson show on the hannity show. so they're trying to take it back, this ridiculous argument. they don't want to talk about the future, about mitt romney, they don't want to talk about the failed plans and ignoring the 47% of americans, many of whom are veterans, many of whom are senior citizens or families trying to cover up a little gap in their budgets. they'd rather take us back to this false debate from 2008 and this video.
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if that's a bombshell they don't know bombshells. >> i did for half a moment question whether or not i was going to be voting for barack obama, because he was wearing a suit, a white shirt and a white tie. now that's a crime of fashion my friend, and that i cannot stand for. >> he must have been trying to dress himself up for something. >> maybe. >> white third and white tie no. no. >> i'm with you on that. [ laughter ] >> well, now he's got white hair to go with it. >> that's right. that's right. [ laughter ] >> so, we're going to talk about one more thing. get released of that, that's off the plate. we know that they went a little bit nuts last night with bombshell video. i think lola falana or ursula andress were bombshells.
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paul ryan is running for vice president of the united states with mitch romney, somebody calls him mitch romney. paul ryan has been out, let's hear what paul ryan said on sunday when he was talk about the math that goes on in his budget plan. >> you haven't given me the math. >> well, i don't have -- it would take me too long to go through all of the math, but let me say it this way. you can lower tax rates 20% across the board by closing loopholes for the middle class. >> >> you haven't given me the math. >> well, i don't have -- it would take me too long to go through all of the math. >> i've only got about six weeks left in this campaign, i can't show it to you. >> the thing that is so fascinating about that is people republicans the republicans that do like paul ryan, they like him because he's
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mr. numbers. he's so good with the numbers. he's so good with the math and if he can't explain it in an interview on a sunday morning maybe he can't explain it at all. >> that's right and paul ryan's interviewing for a job. you're interviewing for a job and the interviewer says to you can you show me how it is you're going to cut taxes for the wealthy. you're going to spend more money on defense, and you're going to cut the deficit all at the same time, and your answer is, i don't really have time. >> right,. [ laughter ] >> my 9-year-old niece in the fourth grade, she can't tell her teacher, you know, i don't have time to show you the math, trust me, this is the answer. it's not going to work. we want to hear from you 1-866-55-press. we're going to talk a little bit about paul ryan. we're going to talk a little bit about the debates answered we're going to hear a little bit more from mr. ryan as he talks about his -- as you talks about how he
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can't show us the math and how he has plans, failed plans for medicare cutting taxes and for america, right after this. >> on your radio and on current t.v., this is the bill press show. ♪ unrivaled analysis and commentary. >> you're going to hear that used as a major talking point. (vo) the only network with real-time reaction straight from the campaigns and from viewers like you. >>now that's politically direct.
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>> this is the bill press show live on your radio and current tv. >> good morning i'm jamal simmons sitting in for bill press here on the bill press show, current tv. thank you for joining us here this morning.
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it's 7:44, almost 7:45 here in washington, d.c. i hope you're up and moving this morning, but stay with us for just a little while longer. we're going to go to the phones and talk a little bit about what we talked about in the last segment. we talked about the video that president obama was filmed at hampton university five years ago and fox news is going crazy with it, drudge is going crazy with it. i want to hear from you about it. lisa from wisconsin. >> i watched the whole tape. there isn't anything offensive that obama said at all. they're throwing crap on the walls. i have no idea what they were talking about. i have how the republicans think they're down for a while in the midwest. you know, once you have a coke problem, you can't get rid of it. it's like the great lie they're lying to themselves, like denial
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thing. >> they've got a k-o-c-h problem. that's for sure. >> they'll be down for a while. that means they have hope. it's only going to get worse for them. i don't know how long it will take, but they'll never be up again anywhere, ever. >> lisa, i'm from michigan, so i feel for you there in wisconsin. we've seen ads pulled out of pennsylvania, out of michigan. i hear they're back up in wisconsin. that's maybe to keep paul ryan alive so he has a job in congress right? >> i don't know, i am so scared, everybody's scared in wisconsin. i lost a fall member to drug abuse and when i look at scott walker, i see all the signs of him being under the influence of something. he threatened to beat everyone with a bat. people forget that he is a slugger with everybody in the union's name on it. >> we don't know about that. we are going to aurora in new
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jersey. good morning, are you there? >> yes, good morning. >> thank you for calling us. >> you're welcome. i believe this 2007 tape is a diversion, because there's tapes of romney and ryan, ryan's from 2011 talking about the 30% and romney in 2012 talking about the 47%. everyone knows president obama. he served for the last almost four years so this tape isn't going to do anything to change the minds of people who know him already. the problem is nobody knows mitt romney. >> no, they don't. i was in roland university speaking to a bunch of kids there and we were talking about the two debates. i asked them what moment do you remember most from the democratic debate. they all remembered bill clinton's peach.
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i asked them what moment do you remember most from the republican debate. other than chris christie, they remember clint eastwood talking to the chair. those kids are paying attention. i think the republicans have lost so many opportunities to be able to make their case. i don't know if you're feeling any of that there in new jersey. >> i don't think there's a case to be made. i mean, they can't give any information about their budget. i'm a senior citizen. to be honest with you i'm deathly afraid of them taking over. >> do you trust the paul ryan medicare plan? he said it's only going to affect people who are under the age of 55. >> no, i don't. i don't. besides that, i have a 40-year-old daughter. she's going to be 55 before too long. i don't want to see her suffer. >> here's the question. many people in america are in the fix the pensions are going away they've lost housing
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values. their 401k's suffered. they want to take away social security and medicare. everything else people have invested in has fallen away. >> that's what i believe and that's why i think this election is probably the most important election in my lifetime. >> that's right. thank you for calling in. we are going to talk about paul ryan. if you have that sound peter i want to hear what paul ryan had to say with this thing about vice president biden. he did sometimes what uncle joe does. sometimes uncle joe misspeaks and he said that the middle class were being buried for the last four years. he meant as he said normally, the middle class are being buried by the same policies of the romney-ryan crowd and george bush, but he messed it up a little bit.
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they tried to jump on it at the paul ryan rally. >> of course the middle class has been buried, by regulations taxes, borrowing they're being buried by the obama administration's economic failures. >> we know that actually the obama administration is responsible for taking us from 800,000 jobs being lost to gaining over 100,000 jobs on average for the last few months. we had 5.1 million jobs created over the course of the last 30 months. the middle class most people believe, the middle class is doing better today than at the end of the bush administration, but let's hear what joe biden actually does think. >> gentlemen it's never never never been a good bet to bet against the american people.
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never. >> woo-hoo! that's sungle joe in full recovery mode. >> who doesn't like uncle joe? i like him warts and all. apparently the ladies love cool joe. >> nothing excited me more than to see that picture of him with the bikers. you've seen that picture. >> yes. i was a little nervous to see that woman was sitting in his lap. she was not actually in his lap. i was fortunate to take my mother to the white house for an event. she was happy to meet one of the members of the four tops as anybody in the administration. when we get there she meets joe biden. he grabs her by the shoulders and gets as close to her forehead with his as he can to talk about how great he thinks she is and everything else. for a moment, i thought is joe biden going to kiss my mother? [ laughter ] >> he didn't. he didn't. he was just doing his joe biden thing.
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>> mom! what's going on? [ laughter ] >> i was standing there with one of the vice president's daughters and we both sort of looked at each other. that was a funny moment. let's hear from tony in chicago. i think he wants to talk about paul ryan. >> good morning. >> are you there? >> yeah, i'm here. >> how are you doing? >> good, how are you? >> good. >> you guys kind of caught me off guard with the uncle joe stuff. paul ryan said the same thing that ronald reagan said in the 80's. they called it voodoo economics. >> that's right. >> he's trying to peddle the same stuff. the republican party has based their whole party on low taxes for millionaires. even they know it doesn't work. it doesn't. the proof's in the pudding but it would really invalidate their party if they said it didn't work, let's do something else. >> sometimes facts have to come into this. as bill clinton said in
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charlotte, what happened to math? >> right. i heard another show this morning that whoever runs this presidential race, we know who's going to win should do a jimmy carter, like the palestinian leader and take them to camp david and sit them in a room and let them play chess and everything. the problem with that is grover norquist will be sitting in the driveway saying no taxes, no new taxes. >> all that made the pledge to norquist i thought the pledge was supposed to be to the united states of america to the rest of us. thank you tony for calling in. i thought the pledge was supposed to be that the united states of america would be a stronger, better country not just that we're going to cut taxes for the rich. one thing that gets my blood boiling is this pledge that
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mitt romney saying he was going to flip-flop on the dream act. he's going to hold these folks that have visas and young people to stick around, he's not going to deport them if he got elected president. thank you that's good news. it's another flip-flop. mitt romney has been against the dream act for a long time. he has got to do better with latinos. he is down 70-26. last election, george bushels about 44% among latinos in 2004. mccain got 31%. mitt romney around 30%. he's got to do better than that. we want to see a real policy with reform that's going to take care of people. thank you very much. we will see you right after this.
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>> welcome to the bill press show. i am jamal simmons sitting in for bill press. you are going to see us talk this morning more talk about the debates out in denver, colorado the rumble in the rockies. >> we are going to talk some more about the debates, talk
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about paul ryan. first, we are going to hear from lisa ferguson with current news. >> good morning, everyone. mitt romney is releasing a new ad ahead of the presidential debates. as we talked about earlier this debate will center around the economy and this is an obvious appeal to the middle class. >> more americans live in poverty than when president obama took office. we should measure our compassion by how many of our fellow americans are able to get good-paying jobs. not by how many are on welfare. >> according to romney, 47% of americans are on welfare or dependent on the government. he has taken criticism since that video was leaked. bullpen paul ryan is saying that was inaccurate. ryan might not agree on the number romney used, but disagree on the principle. a video from november of last year, ryan is saying 70% of
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people want the american dream but 30% just want a welfare state. >> the obama camp is crying foul to a video newly posted of obama in 2007 talking to a black crowd about the bush administration's failed response to hurricane katrina. republicans are highly critical saying it shows the president appealing to racial solidarity. they are touting it as a newly uncovered clip. this was already reported on in 2007 when it happened and much of that reporting came from the very same news organizations who today are calling this new video. the obama campaign said it's a desperate attempt to shift the conversation away from romney's 47% remark and obama spokesman ben leebolt said if the republicans are going for this sort of attack at the debate
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[ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> announcer: broadcasting across the nation on your radio and on current tv, this is the "bill press show." >> good morning, welcome back to the bill press show. it's 8:06 here on the east coast. we're happy to have you here for the last hour of the bill press show. as you can see, i am not bill press. i am jamal simmons sitting in for bill press. we have a pretty big good hour coming up. we are going to talk about the debates coming up. you may have heard about that. we'll also talk about paul ryan. we're going to have an in-studio
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guest with ian millhauser. we need your calls at 1-866-55-press. >> other headlines making news, country singer jason aldine let his lips do the wandering. the star fessed up to this immediately. tmz cameras caught him who's been married 11 years to his high school sweet heart kissing britney kerr at a bar over the weekend. he went to his facebook page after the pictures came out saying he drank too much, screwed up, let things get out of hand and asked for privacy to be able to deal with this with his wife. while he has been getting support with comments saying it's ok, people make mistakes, britney kerr had to deactivate
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her twitter account because she was getting that's. >> i need a scandal with an american idol contestant so i can get more posts on my facebook page. >> there you go, that's how it works. good for him coming out and owning up to it. a lot of people lie about it. >> we don't want to call every bad winter storm snowmageddon anymore. bad winter storms will be named. >> who decided this? >> the weather channel. >> isn't part of that story they're going to name them after greco roman? >> the first year, winter storms are going to be named after mostly greek characters. they say maybe storms will raise awareness and help regular people track them. >> it's also, it's just like us
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saying we're going to name the storms. they're not a governing body. >> they're allowing anyone to use these names. >> i'm saying, it's not like this is done for government tracking purposes. they're just doing it. i'm not saying something is wrong with it. >> i think you all here at the bill press show should start naming rainstorms. >> yesterday, we had a little bit of charlie come through. >> rainstorm i icarus. >> the a.l. east still looking at a game today, the yankees beating the rhett sox in the 12th inning last night the orioles winning too. they remain one game behind thation. there's a tie in the a.l. west between the texas rangers and oakland athletics. whoever wins today clinches. wildcard matches are on friday
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and the division series starts saturday. >> dan you do a great job here. i know you're going to go reward yourself. [ laughter ] >> just kidding. >> i know you're going to go reward yourself with a baseball game today. >> yeah, going to see the nationals take on the phillies. >> i'm going to see something controversial in america. i don't like watching baseball on television. i love going to baseball games. a game is the most fun social event, you can get a beer, a hotdog, hang out watch the game, it's so enjoyable. at home. >> i also get a beer and make some food, i sit back and put my legs up on the coffee table. i don't have to deal with getting to and from the stadium. >> i hear what you're saying. baseball i think more than any other sport is made infinitely better. football, i will not go to a redskins game. i'll watch it on t.v., but i don't watch football.
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>> the worst game to go to with somebody that wants to talk to you, a basketball game. but baseball, ok. >> the washington nationals have made it, the detroit tigers have made it to the playoffs. we have a couple more we're waiting for results of. >> wildcard's on friday. >> there we go. all right thanks, dan. >> you got it. >> so we are getting back to a little bit of politics here. we're going to talk some more about the debates the rumble in the rockies. we're going to talk a little bit more about what's going to happen with president barack obama and former governor of massachusetts mitt romney. i got to say one thing. so if you were picking a presidential candidate for the republican party this year, we had a huge financial crisis, we
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had occupation wall street demonizing the 1%. we have seen, i don't know, three big presidential candidates in the last 30 years from massachusetts, ted kennedy mike dukakis and john kerry who all didn't do very well. if you were picking a presidential candidate who would you choose? >> anyone but mitt. >> anyone but mitt romney. this guy a one percenter hiding money in the cayman islands. not hiding, it's probably legal but putting money there and he's the former governor of massachusetts. we have not had a person from massachusetts win the presidency since 1960. ok? >> wow. >> before the civil rights act was passed was the last time we had a president from massachusetts win ask i'm not saying mitt romney is a bad guy. i'm sure he's a nice guy, but i will say that if i was going to write a movie and create a bad guy orvilleen, i would have them
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be a really, really wealthy out of touch guy who stashes his money in cayman bank accounts and fires people for a living. >> you know, because he likes to fire people. >> he likes being able to fire people. >> and get him -- get him a car garage for his vacation home. >> car elevator. >> elevator, yes car elevator. there are so many things about mitt romney. we could go on and on. i'm sure i's a very nice man has a good family. i saw his sons out in iowa. there's something that disturbs me about the way mitt romney is running for president. it's almost like he wants to go back in time. i saw him and he would talk about how great america was and barack obama wants to change america to make it great. i want to go back to what made america great in the past. it's like he wants to go back to some time period when harriet was in ozzie's kitchen and lucy and ricky were the interracial
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couple anyone knew. we're going to go forward to an america where everybody works together. we are looking forward to the debate tonight to see these two different visions an america where everybody works together or an america where every man and every woman's for themselves. we want you to call in at 1-866-55-press. follow us on twitter at @bpshow. we've got some pretty good moments out there. my favorites because there are a lot of people tuning in this morning expecting to see a very yentile white-haired gentleman and found a vernon genteel. >> who am i? why am i here?
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[ laughter ] >> jamal only said this about 25 times before the start of the show. >> because i love that. who am i and why am i here? i wondered that all morning when i got up at 4:00, was supposed to be 4:00 but a little bit later. >> you told on yourself. >> it's all right. i slid in here in home plate just before the buzzer started. that was admiral stock detail who we thought was very funny when he ran as the third party sleep nominee with ross pirot. the george bush watching his watch. >> yes how has the national debt personally affected each of your lives and if it hasn't, how can you honestly find a cure for the economic problems of the common people? >> i think the national debt
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affects everybody. obviously, it has a lot to do with interest rates. it has --% >> she is saying you personally. >> you on a personal basis. how has it affected you. >> i'm sorry. >> how has it affected you personally. >> i'm sure it has. >> i'm sure it has. i wouldn't know, i'm looking at my thousands of dollars watch. >> are you talking to me? i thought this was almost over. that was great. that was one of the things that people remember most from george bush running against bill clinton. this was the first bush, not w. this really established him in that campaign as somebody who cared about her pain. he didn't say i feel your pain, but it was one of those moments. then here is, we played this earlier but have to play it again. it's not from a general election debate. this is from the republican primary that is one of the
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greatest mistakes. >> it's three agencies of government that are gone when i get there commerce, education -- and what's the third one there -- let's see commerce be education and the... >> e.p.a.? >> there you go. >> let's talk -- >> wait a minute. wait. wait. >> is e.p.a. what you were talking about? >> nos, we were talking about the -- agencies in government. e.p.a. needs to be rebuilt there's no doubt about that. >> you can't name the third one? >> the third agency of government, i would do away with education, the. >> come on, come on, you can do it. >> commerce, and let's see... i can't. the third one i can't. >> right there. slip of the tongue. >> oops. >> oops, i can't. oops. that's great. all right so that was rick perry in the presidential debates from the primaries.
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our number here is 1-866-55-press. those are pretty good debate moments and pretty fun ones. i think the debates do matter. i think you can change the course with a debate. we saw that happen in earlier debates. right now, we are going to take a little bit of a break. when we come back, we'll take your us. >> heard around the country and seen on current tv this is the bill press show. ♪
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>> >> announcer: the parting shot with bill press. this is the "bill press show." >> bill: on this tuesday, june 12, my quick parting shot for today, people in washington have >> radio meets television, the bill press show. now on current tv. >> good morning everybody. thank you all for having me and putting up with me for the last couple of hours. i know many of you came here to find bill press and you found jamal simmons instead. >> i personally would like to say thank you for coming in. you were great. this was your maiden voyage. you're welcome back anytime. >> i hopefully will be back one more time. tomorrow you'll have bill press here. bill cannot stay away when the big day is happening. >> he'll leave his vacation and come back to talk about the debates tomorrow. >> that's how much every loves you guys that he has to come
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back and talk about what's going on. i want to thank everybody for being here. i want to thank eliot spitzer who we had the first part of the show, thank you to ian millhiser for the center for american progress peter ogburn, who's been holding on to the back of my bicycle. >> ride free, my friends no more training wheels. >> and cyprian. tonight, pay attention to the debate. we want a leader who we can trust and take care of the things we hope for and fear. i'm looking to see how barack obama and mitt romney do that tonight. president obama, let's see how you do. thank you for having us all here. we are enjoying our receivers at the bill press show. i'm jamal simmons. thank you bill press. have a good day.
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